Thursday October 19th, 2000
Waldo checks in with: "Jabbercentral is reporting the *GREAT* news that there's now an alpha version of Jabberzilla -- an xplatform, xul-based version of the Jabber client. Jabber is a peer-to-peer messanging system that is XML-based and lets you use Instant Message systems like AIM, ICQ, IRC, MSN, Yahoo Chat, etc. from a single application."
#1 Jabberzilla *very* alpha
Thursday October 19th, 2000 2:40 PM
I just want to remind everyone that Jabberzilla is in alpha stages, and not only that, but the jabber.org server is under constant development. Please don't use this as an overall judge of Jabber. This is just a taste of what's coming :)
#2 A couple of notes
Thursday October 19th, 2000 3:29 PM
The installer may not work in Windows 9x. I have had contridictory reports on this. It did not work for me, and I am the one developing it. Hopefully I will have a new installer out soon to fix this.
Also, there are some nice screenshots there. If you are not brave enough to download it, those are a good representation of what is there.
It's good to see that this project is firmly off the ground. It's not really usable yet (i.e. no visual indicators whether or not someone's online, the chat window isn't there yet)... but it's still nice to see Jabber on the Mozilla sidebar. Kudos to the developers and keep up the good work.
#4 Re: Great start
Thursday October 19th, 2000 8:34 PM
Both presence and chat windows are there and working. It is just that random people are having random problems it seems.
If you can't get it working, there is always the screenshots to prove it ;-)
Presence might be there, but if it is I don't understand it. For instance, in HotJabber if a user is online they've got a green dot, when they aren't, white dot. There's no real difference in the Jabberzilla client between online users and offline users. Once all my users were offline I tried clicking around, some were pink, some were green (all were offline, remember), some had Y's, some had dashes. Anyhow, like I said... I can't wait for a REAL working version.
And yes, I *DO* like the screenshots. :)